Thomas Edison had a lot to say about success. When he was asked what the first requirement was, he replied:
“the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary. “
Thomas Edison was an unusual man, and there are few that can apply themselves so intently with purpose and the same mental energy he had.
In his book, More Than Enough, Dave Ramsey uses light as an example.
“Light dispersed simply lights the room, but when finely focused, light forms a laser that will cut steel. Focus has the power to create permanent change where nothing else will or can.”
Now that’s a powerful mind picture we can grasp! It can be so difficult to remain focused on our goal because of so many distractions. Our energies are dispersed until we lose the focus we need to achieve our goals!
Make a list of the primary goals you have in different areas of your life. Not the tasks, but the goals!
For example, if your primary goal is to begin the Workamper lifestyle in the next year or so, then here are some of the goals you should be focusing on:
1. Get out of debt;
2. Save for an emergency fund;
1. Determine your Domicile and solidify it;
2. What will you live in? Have you chosen your RV, or if you already own one, is it in good, working order to suit your new lifestyle?
1. Decide on your employment objection;
2. Activate your Workamper membership
1. Talk to family, friends, other Workampers
2. Get your “affairs” (legal/health) in order
The above is just an illustration of how to categorize your sub-goals under your main goal. Make sure everything is focused on your intent (your main goal — in the case above –to workamp!
Work on attaining a goal in each area of life, one at a time. Don’t try to work on all of them at once! You will achieve the desired results when you find that inner passion or fire in your belly!